The teenager who police claim raped a girl of five in a McDonald’s Playland in Anderson Township, Ohio, has been brought to the police station after his parents saw the CCTV pictures.
The young boy, who is just 13, is said to have touched the little girl before making her touch him in an inappropriate way.
The teenager then walked out of the McDonald’s as the victim burst into tears and went to her grandmother who was waiting nearby “with the look on her face as if something was wrong”.
According to the police report, the boy had climbed into the play area specifically to molest her.
The sheriff’s office said the teen has been charged with one count of rape and is being held at the local Juvenile Detention Center to await further proceedings.
The incident happened at a McDonald’s in Anderson Township on October 29th but police only just released the details this week.
The girl was inside the indoor play area on her own around 9:00 p.m. when she was approached. The boy left moments before she reported the assault.
The woman who called 911 told police: “There was an incident in the play area with an older child and a younger child which may have involved some sexual contact.”
Police revealed that their suspect was wearing a University of Cincinnati jacket, is between 5 feet and 5’6″ and 120 to 130 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
Hours later his parents brought the teenager in where he admitted to the crime, according to the police spokesman.
The boy was captured on CCTV inside the McDonald’s as he entered and left.
Parents of other children reacted with horror and said it was “obscene” what had happened.
McDonald’s customer Margo Mather said: “I don’t want my kids going over there just playing by themselves.”
Heather Kenyon, another customer, added: “It’s frightening. It have kids and I take them there all the time.
“I’ve never had a problem, ever. Usually there’s parents and supervised kids and its really a great place for when its winter time and you’ve got to let your kids run off all their energy.
“Its scary…my son’s six so it could easily have been him.”
Xavier Sullivan, 17, said: “It’s just crazy somebody would do that, especially here. I don’t understand why you would ever make somebody do that.”
Jason Pickard, who owns the McDonald’s franchise, was working with police to find out what happened.
Jason Pickard said in a statement: “The safety and well-being of my customers, especially children, is extremely important.
“I’m taking this matter very seriously and fully cooperating with authorities in their investigation.”